Friday, August 31, 2012

Willie Nelson

My doctor tells me I should start slowing it down - but there are more old drunks than there are old doctors so let's all have another round.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Jerry Lewis

Every man's dream is to be able to sink into the arms of a woman without also falling into her hands.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Matsuo Basho (1644-1694)

The temple bell stops but I still hear the sound coming out of the flowers.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961)

Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Elie Wiesel

I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997)

Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Thich Nhat Hanh

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Pat Metheny

Jazz is not something that can be defined through blunt instruments. It is much more poetic than that.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Mark Twain (1835-1910)

Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Thomas Merton (1915-1968)

Advertising treats all products with the reverence and the seriousness due to sacraments.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Richard Armour (1906-1989)

I've suffered from all of the hang-ups known, and none is as bad as the telephone.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Maya Angelou

If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love.

Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923)

The theatre is the involuntary reflex of the ideas of the crowd.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Cicely Tyson

When I attack a role, be it TV, film or stage, the first thing I say is, I don't want to know anything. If it's good I don't want to hear it; if it's bad I don't want to hear it. The only thing either thing can do is distract me. I like to stay focused.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Fred Allen

A celebrity is a person who works hard all of their life to become well known, and then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Frida Kahlo (1907-1954)

I tried to drown my sorrows, but the bastards learned how to swim, and now I am overwhelmed by this decent and good feeling.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Confucius (551-479 BC)

An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Leonard Cohen

Act the way you'd like to be and soon you'll be the way you act.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Donald Fagan

I had trouble distinguishing art from life. I don't now, and I feel much better!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Billy Hughes (1862-1952)

When having my portrait painted I don't want justice, I want mercy.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Lord Byron (1788-1824)

A celebrity is one who is known to many persons he is glad he doesn't know.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Will Rogers (1879-1935)

A difference of opinion is what makes horse racing and missionaries.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Pablo Neruda (1904-1973)

And one by one the nights between our separated cities are joined to the night that unites us.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Jack Nicholson

I'll tell you one thing: Don't ever give anybody your best advice, because they're not going to follow it.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Tiger Woods

I don't get to live by different rules. The same boundaries that apply to everyone apply to me.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Salvador Dali (1904-1989)

Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Anne Sexton (1928-1974)

Live or die, but don't poison everything.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Czeslaw Milosz (1911-2004)

Grow your tree of falsehood from a small grain of truth. Do not follow those who lie in contempt of reality. Let your lie be even more logical than the truth itself, so the weary travelers may find repose.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Peter Matthiessen

In fiction, you have a rough idea what's coming up next - sometimes you even make a little outline - but in fact you don't know. Each day is a whole new - and for me, a very invigorating - experience.